Different types of jobs require different tools that best fit those jobs. For that reason, tree care businesses often have an array of equipment and machinery that they've adapted to utilize in different situations for maximum efficiency, safety, and speed. A dedicated forestry mulcher is one machine that's served the tree care industry for many years. Here we discuss the features and benefits of a dedicated mulcher vs a SENNEBOGEN 718 with a mulcher attachment head.
Particularly when it comes to clearing land of small growth timber and heavy brush as well as vegetation management, a mulcher is one of those pieces of equipment that comes in handy. Some outfits prefer a dedicated forestry mulcher, which may work better for smaller jobs and tight workplaces. For those looking to quickly clear trees and land as safely as possible, the mulcher attachment for the 718 is a great option that can cut your job time in half.
Three Heads are Better than One: Versatility in Attachment Heads
A key benefit of the 718 tree care handler is the attachment versatility.
The 718 is a mobile hydraulic power pack with the ability to transition between three attachment heads - a grapple saw, tree shearer or mulcher - making it a true multi-purpose machine that's adaptable to the unique circumstances that each job demands.
The grapple saw can be used to take down hazardous or larger trees in difficult situations, such as near power lines. The 718 can then transition to a mulcher and take down smaller trees, brush or simply clean up the job site.
In fact, that’s where you get the most bang for your buck. You don’t necessarily need to buy a different machine or have two machines out there doing the work.
With a dedicated mulcher, unless you do a lot of land clearing projects, you may have that equipment sitting in the shed for a large part of the year.
The biggest advantage of a purpose-built tree care machine is its ability to take off the mulching head and replace it with other attachments to work on other types of jobs.
Watch our ONLINE DEMO for more information on how the 718 tree handler can perform double-duty in both mulching and tree felling operations when cutting and clearing road paths or embankments.